Archive for July, 2010

Do You Want Clayton Carmine to Die?

Posted in Games on July 2010, by residentgamer

On July 21, Epic Games announced that fans of the upcoming Gears of War 3 will be able to vote if the newest Carmine will live or die. Shirts with either a “Save Carmine” or “Carmine Must Die,” are being sold for Xbox Live avatars. The cost is 80 Microsoft points. All proceeds go to charity. I want Clayton to live!  Here’s a brief history of the unlucky Carmine clan.

In the first Gears, we met Anthony, an enthusiastic rookie who looks up to Marcus. His death takes place in a cut-scene after the House of Sovereigns battle. While Anthony shows his often jamming Lancer to Lt. Kim, he exposes his head. A Locust sniper then shoots and kills him. When I first played the game, it was a quick, confusing moment. I couldn’t believe Anthony died like that after the action ended.  In Gears of War 2 , we met Ben. I had a feeling Ben Carmine was a goner from the beginning. He was just as enthusiastic as Anthony and a total rookie. His never could reload his gun properly and even dropped it on his foot. While Ben does last a lot longer then his fallen brother, he still dies.

Clayton, the oldest Carmine, looks completely different from his brothers. He’s huge, buff, and has several tattoos. One of the tats is a tribute to his 2 fallen brothers. Isn’t that sweet? While deciding whether he lives or dies, think about poor Mother Carmine. Granted, she’s a fictional character we know little about. I am hoping this bigger, badder Carmine will be able to survive the entire game. Will Gears fans be merciful or will they let Clayton become Locust chow? From what I’ve been reading in forums, most people think Clayton will kick the bucket. But, I’ve also seen quite a few Carmine savers too.

Save Carmine!!

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